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Latest IOST News: Partnerships, Mainnet and More

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With the third quarter of 2018 almost over, the fourth quarter brings with it lots of optimism in terms of technical developments for our favorite crypto projects as well as the market performance of the corresponding digital assets. In the case of IOSToken (IOST), lots of new developments have been eclipsed by the current bear market that has led to the total market capitalization of the crypto market falling to $200 Billion. The digital asset of IOST has not been spared by the current decline and is currently trading at $0.012 having dropped from comfortable levels of $0.017 only a few days ago.

But with the new week ahead, it is good to recapitulate on the recent IOST news and why they give us more reason to be bullish about the token as we enter the fourth quarter of 2018.

Recent IOST news and Partnerships

The IOSToken team have managed to seal a few partnerships in the past few days.

On the 14th of September, the team announced via Twitter that they were partnering with the offline tech school of Code Chrysalis which provides intensive coding boot camps for engineers. IOST will be partnering with the school to launch and offer blockchain coding courses in the near future.

On the same day, the IOST team announced that they were partnering with Mantra to form a tamper-proof charity ecosystem. The announcement would further state that:

“As a public chain project, IOST also pays attention to the impact that blockchain technology will have on charitable activities, and has been working hard to promote blockchain’s many uses for charitable organizations.

In the future, IOST will provide technical support for Mantra, and will help to make Mantra’s donation information and fund usage publicly available through an information query system in order to build a tamper-proof, trustless and transparent charity infrastructure.” 

A few hours ago, the team at IOST have tweeted a new partnership with the team at Ginco. This firm is behind one of Japan’s most popular cryptocurrency wallet of the same name. IOST will be added to their digital wallet and will be co-hosting an event in Tokyo with the team at Ginco later on in the year. The full tweet making the announcement can be found below:

Technical Updates

The team at IOST also updated the community about the recent technical developments. With regards to the consensus protocol on the IOST network, the team has fixed a bug that was affecting receipts. They also added transaction deletion endpoints and designed a voting system that is yet to be reviewed. Other technical updates included upgrading the peer-to-peer network and IOST’s virtual machine. More on this can be found on their Medium.com page.

Tokyo Office And Expansion in Japan

The team has been aggressively pushing for the expansion of IOST in Japan for the last two weeks. They have officially opened an IOST Tokyo office located in the Blink Smart Office workplace.

IOST also welcomed two new team members to their Japan team. They include  Makoto Ota, who will be leading Business Development in the Japanese market and Kanna Sato, who will be the Community Manager for IOST in Japan. Both new team members have experience in the startup industry in Japan and will assist in the smooth operations in the country.

In conclusion, the IOST project continues to make major strides and according to its updated roadmap. According to the same roadmap, the public Testnet will be launched in Q4 with the highly anticipated Mainnet being launched in early 2019. Look for more exciting IOST news to come.

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GDA Capital in Conversation About the Future of Digital Assets at Global Family Office Summit

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GDA Capital organized the quarterly Global Family Office Summit this week. The event was held virtually with a number of technology leaders and high net worth investors who discussed issues such as education, trust and responsibility to give back. Among these were insightful conversations with Dubai-based Dalma Capital’s CEO Zachari Cefaratti, Holt Fintech Accelerator founder Brendan Hold Dunn, Global Data Sentinel CEO and White City Ventures Chairman of the Board Shahal Khan, and Elitium CEO Raoul Milhado, among others. Participants were also given access to off-market opportunities to invest in novel technologies.

Will Bartlett, GDA Capital’s Director of Research, headlined the event by focusing on tech in the modern economy, and identifying six sectors where new technologies can make a lasting impact: robotics, space, biotech, machine learning, quantum computing, and blockchain. In the context of blockchain, he discussed how digital assets are a hedge against traditional financial markets. “Cryptocurrencies have no exposure to stock market returns, macroeconomic factors, or returns of currencies and commodities,” Bartlett said.

More so, Bartlett believes that new models for digital assets such as DigitalBits’ branded stablecoins are key to the development of the field. These currencies replace traditional rewards and loyalty point systems that are commonly used by household brands by porting them to the blockchain. Meanwhile, they rely on brand…

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Chainwire Launches Blockchain-Focused Automated Press Release Distribution Service

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TEL AVIV, Israel, 13th October, 2020, // ChainWire //

MarketAcross, a world leader in blockchain public relations and marketing services, is pleased to announce the launch of Chainwire, an automated press release distribution service which provides guaranteed coverage and in-depth reports. Chainwire will be a one-stop-shop for the distribution of press releases in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. The launch marks the first time that advertisers can reach leading publications in the crypto media with the click of a button. 

While most industries have some kind of PR newswire service, the cryptocurrency sector has become a victim of its own rapid pace of growth over recent years. Since the ICO boom of 2017, there has been a proliferation of blockchain and crypto-focused projects, exchanges, investment firms, and marketing agencies, along with niche news and informational content sites. 

However, the infrastructure to connect this complex ecosystem has been slow to come up to speed, meaning that existing newswire services don’t reach their target audience. It’s estimated that one in five people own cryptocurrencies, so there is currently a significant missed opportunity to reach a massive global readership. 

As a newswire service dedicated to the crypto and blockchain space, Chainwire aims to address this gap. Press releases are distributed to leading publications, offering guaranteed coverage to reach audiences worldwide. The system is integrated with publishers and blogs, enabling accurate reporting via a user-friendly dashboard. It also…

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Messari Adds DigitalBits (XDB) & Branded Currencies to its Registry

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One of the top providers of crypto data and research tools on digital assets Messari has announced the addition of DigitalBits (XDB) to the Messari Registry. As a participant, DigitalBits governing body, the XDB Foundation will be providing regular updates and commit to transparency. The DigitalBits blockchain was built to support consumer digital assets – branded currencies.  As the company stated, “a global, legacy digital asset class, branded currencies play a vital role in consumer-brand interactions, and account for billions of dollars in value.  Branded currencies issued on the DigitalBits blockchain will also be included within the Messari Registry.”

Additionally, Messari and the XDB Foundation “may explore the buildout of a novel registry to accommodate branded currencies tokenized on DigitalBits. This registry would address issues consumers face when determining the legitimacy of branded currencies and their respective organizations,” the announcement said today.  The goal is to provide a standardized framework for organizations leveraging branded currencies, certifying asset legitimacy, and clearly outlining characteristics including but not limited to asset issuance and organization identity.

Commenting on the news, Messari representatives said they recognize the potential for the use of branded currencies to grow in the future as more enterprises embrace blockchain technology. Ben O’Neill, Vice President, BD & Operations at Messari said the Registry will help all…

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